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Author McClellan, James E., III (James Edward), 1946-

Title Colonialism and science [electronic resource] : Saint Domingue in the old regime / James E. McClellan III ; with a new foreword by Vertus Saint-Louis.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

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Edition University of Chicago Press ed.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 393 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Originally published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1992.
Contents Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; Note on Weights, Measures, and Currency; Introduction: The Case of Saint Domingue; Part I. Eighteenth-Century Saint Domingue: The Old Regime in the Tropics; 1. Material Factors; 2. Historical Development; 3. Population and Sociology; 4. Industry and Economy; 5. The Urban Context; Part II. Science in a New World Setting; 6. Missionary Naturalists; 7. Expeditions to Saint Domingue; 8. Medicine and Medical Administration; 9. Economic Botany and Animal Economy; 10. Meteorology and Popular Science; Part III. The Cercle des Philadelphes (1784-1792).
Summary How was the character of science shaped by the colonial experience? In turn, how might we make sense of how science contributed to colonialism? Saint Domingue (now Haiti) was the world's richest colony in the eighteenth century and home to an active society of science--one of only three in the world, at that time. In this deeply researched and pathbreaking study of the colony, James E. McClellan III first raised his incisive questions about the relationship between science and society that historians of the colonial experience are still grappling with today. Long considered rare, the book is no.
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Subject Science -- Haiti -- History -- 18th century.
Haiti -- History.
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Saint-Louis, Vertus.
Other Form: Print version: McClellan, James E. (James Edward), 1946- Colonialism and science. University of Chicago Press ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010 9780226514673 (DLC) 2010016562 (OCoLC)587198946
ISBN 9780226514680 (electronic bk.)
0226514684 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612894749